Urbanisation and urban dynamics

Cities are not just an economic landscape. In the post-Covid world there is a need to understand the role culture plays in how a city grows beyond its economic allure

Amit KapoorBibek Debroy

Cities have come to acquire a central role in our understanding of the nature of urbanisation. The kind of socialisation patterns, or the extent of infrastructure development in a city, is a significant determinant of the kind of urbanisation that has taken place.
This also implies that urbanisation, as a process, is not simply a shift of population from the countryside to urban areas. Rather, it is a process that influences and defines a place’s cultural aesthetic. For instance, we know Paris as the world’s fashion capital. Here, the kind of social and economic opportunities that lead to the rise of a particular industry plays a significant part in lending a unique identity to the city. Paris’s transformation as a fashion capital is rooted in a very distinct process of urbanisation of foreign designers and sewists that further influenced the labour relations as well as the industrialisation processes. The rise of Paris as the centre of aestheti
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First Published: Feb 15 2023 | 10:41 PM IST

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